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Cant get the cover back on chainsaw

Cant get the cover back on chain saw

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The chain brake should have been released before removing the cover. You will have to release it with a large flat-blade screwdriver in the connector that runs the brake from the control handle. Hope this helps!

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Chain fell off and I can't get it back on.

Turn the saw off. Look for several nuts on the right side of the saw that hold the cover on and the blade to the saw. Loosen these nuts, and before taking the cover off, loosen the chain adjuster by turning it (usually a screw head on the same side, or on the front of the saw as you look down the blade towards the saw.) Loosening the chain adjuster moves a pin that goes into the bar (the part the chain rides around when operating) to push it away from the saw to tighten the chain when you are tightening it. Take the cover off, and put the chain around the sprocket at the back like a bicycle chain, and then while holding the bar (sometimes a partner helps) parallel to the saw and outward away from the front of the saw, align the bottom parts of the chain inside the bar guide slot all around the bar, holding just enough tension that it doesn't fall off the sprocket or get misaligned in the bar guide. Try moving the chain a little bit to make sure it is not binding on anything. If it doesn't move at all, make sure the chain brake is not on. Once it is moving smoothly, put the cover back on, and begin to hand tighten the nuts. Just before they begin to get tight, eyeball where the chain tensioner pin is in relation to the hole it is supposed to go in. Adjust the chain tensioner screw to move the pin towards the hole. When it pops in the hole, continue tightening the nuts by hand until tight. Now you and your partner can let go of the bar. Adjust the chain tensioner for the proper tension in the chain, not too loose, not to tight, refere to your manual. Finish tightening the cover nuts using the universal wrench to the specifications given in the owners manual.

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I remove the chain brake and bar cover from my 51/55 Husquarna saw and cannot get the cover back on the saw. The brake band is to tight to fit over the clutch assembley and I cannot figure out how to get...

Hi, the chain brake has most likely been activated while removing the cover. Place the cover in a vise where the bar nuts tighten up to and pull the chain brake lever backwards towards where the handle bar would be. It should click back and stay back. Hope this helps, regards Phil.

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Most saws are preety standard, pull the hand guard fully back to the top handle to ensure the brake is off, take away the cover nut/nuts, wind the chain adjuster fully back, now remove the side cover, loop the chain over the nose of the bar, and then loop it over the sprocket and off the saw, the bar will now lift away, to refit, place the bar back onto the bar bolts, push it fully back toward the sprocket, loop the chain over the sprocket and lay it around the bar ( the cutters on the top of the bar should be facing away from the saw ) if the adjuster is in the crankcase make sure it locates into the hole in the bar, now refit the side cover, if the adjuster pawl is in the side cover make sure it locates into the bar hole, refit the bar nut/nuts finger tight, adjust the chain so as it touches snuggly all around the bar, with a gloved hand pull the chain around the bar to make sure it is located into the sprocket correctly, re adjust if required, now fully tighten the bar nut/nuts.

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Can't re-install side cover after chain replacement.

Either the cover was removed with the brake engaged, OR the brake was "tripped" while the cover was off the saw.
Clamp the cover in a vise being careful to stay on flat surfaces of the cover (use wooden blocks if needed) and pull the brake lever back to the "OFF" position. It's a strong spring so pull hard in the direction that would be towards the rear of the saw if the cover were installed.
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make sure the air filter is properly installed if it is the top cover.
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Chain is probably stretched. SAFETY FIRST. Electric saw, make sure power is unplugged. Gas saw, make sure sparkplug wire is removed. Remove the cover where the bar is attached to the saw. U should see an adjustment screw for chain tension and one or more bar lockdown screws. Loosen the lockdown screws and turn the tension adjustment screw to permit the bar to slide back toward the motor. Put the chain back in the bar track all the way around. Adjust the tension screw to tighten chain enough you can't pull it out of the track at any spot. Slide the chain by hand at least one complete revolution feeling for any rough spots. If it moves freely, turn the tension screw enough to tighten the chain properly. Correct tension should allow you to pull the chain appx. 1/16 to 1/8 inch from the bar. Tighten the lockdown screws, replace the cover. Rotate chain by hand a couple of revolutions again to check for smoothness again before starting the saw.

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I have to assume that we are talking about a chain saw if not let me know what kind of product this is. Anyway if it a saw did you accidently trip the brake? if so you need to reset the brake to go around the clutch, sometimes you have to wiggle and finesse the cover to fit on. Look for any debris on the housings that would prevent it from fitting.

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It sounds like your chainbrake was on when you took off side cover .To get brake off place cover against saw with bar off so cover fits into brake lever and pull back on lever

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